Monday, 17 November 2014

Clothkits designs by Jane Foster

A few years ago now I designed some patterns for Clothkits which I'm really pleased are now being introduced to the latest collection - here are some snap shots of past and present designs I've done for Clothkits.


























Saturday, 15 November 2014

Vintage Dick Bruna puzzle

Most of you who know me know I love the art work of Dick Bruna and collect lots of the vintage items from the 60s and 70s. My latest addition to my collection is the wonderful wooden Eskimo puzzle I bought from Holland, dating from the 70s. The little rubber squeaky child's toy is one of my all time favourites - I bought her on a trip to Holland over 10 years ago and love her.






Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Scandinavian Rabbits in Mollie Makes Christmas Magazine 2014

Have just bought the new Mollie Makes Christmas Magazine and have seen my Scandinavian rabbits project inside. My good friend Sam Stas is also in this and on the front cover with her super creations.







Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Polly's Mermaid - painting with mum!

My favourite weekend activity has got to be painting on the kitchen table with my daughter Polly - she paints with such ease and I love the expressions she uses. We sing, chat and giggle at the same time. (And have to eat lots of biscuits and drink hot chocolate!)










Monday, 13 October 2014

October Giveaway - new mini toy Pandas by Jane Foster

My new October giveaway is a pair of my new mini toy Pandas. All you need to do to stand a chance of winning is to leave me a comment on my blog here to let me know who would like these and why they deserve to be treated? I shall choose a winner at the end of the month. These can also be bought at a special Introductory offer of £10 from my website here.



Thursday, 2 October 2014

New book deal with Templar Publishing - Jane Foster

Am so thrilled to have a book deal with Templar publishers! They're going to be publishing two of my pre-school books next year. I spent many weeks in the summer working on designs for these books and am so happy to be working with them. Here are a few snap shots and the press release below.









Thursday, 4 September 2014

New mugs and glasses by Jane Foster for Make International

Am really excited as the mugs and tumblers I designed for Make International are now available! These are a collaboration with Make Intenational www.makeinternational.com and are for sale here www.makeinternational.com/851/Jane-Foster
Here are a few from the collection of 11 mugs and 8 glasses.








Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Our new 60s house - the before photos!

We've now been in our new home for over 2 weeks and we're starting to get more settled. (although the loft is jammed full of boxes yet to be unpacked!). Here are a few snapshots of the front - it was built in 1967 and is one of several in our area but many of the others have been extended. This one would have had a car port but it's now filled in to make a larger entrance room. We intend to make some changes but also want to keep it's modernist feel.







Thursday, 21 August 2014

New home - one week on....

I moved house a week ago and it's been rather hectic but lots of fun. We've moved to a 60s house and  wasted no time in getting a few pictures and shelves put up to add or mark to it. All the walls are a very pale blue (which will all be painted white at some stage!) and we also intend to take up the carpets and paint the existing wooden floor boards white to give it a beach type feel.
Here are a few photos - the 'snug' which is for Polly and our living room. It's got a really sunny feel to it and has lovely views. It'll be fun doing it up and making it a new happy home. Will continue to show more photos over the next few weeks.
The last photo shows a piece of 70s fabric  fellow blogger blogged about that I bought on Etsy and had framed.








Thursday, 31 July 2014

Recent press clippings - Mollie Makes and Coast Magazine

Here are some recent press clippings - Mollie Makes issue 43 and Coast Magazine (featuring my sausage dog kit)